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A beguiling blend of Latakia, Turkish Orientals and Red Virginias. Seattle Evening ~ sunset casts long shadows over the ferry boats of Puget Sound. A cup of good coffee and a fine pipe make this unhurried scene a memory. The Seattle Pipe Club was born here. Master Blender Joe Lankford created Seattle Evening to share our Northwest experience. Rich, smoky, spicy, luxurious. When the sun sets and the bowl is done, don’t despair. There will be another Seattle Evening tomorrow. Enjoy this original mixture: Cyprian Latakia, Turkish Orientals and choice Red Virginias. Crafting the most sought after small batch blends in America since 2007

Notes: New label design, same great blend.

BrandSeattle Pipe Club
Blended ByJoe Lankford
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging2 oz tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Kapnismologist Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kapnismologist (30)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Described as an ‘English/Oriental Tobacco' comprised of a “beguiling blend of Latakia, Exotic Orientals, BTR, and Red Virginias” with an “exotic twist added by a McClelland Tobacco secret ingredient”, Seattle Evening is presents itself as a mixture of thin dark brown, black, and chestnut ribbons. By the way ‘BTR' apparently refers to “Blended Turkish Ribbon”, so no that is probably not the ‘secret ingredient'.

The tin nose is sweet and a bit smoky with a hint of pungent spice and a subtle vanilla-like aroma which does dissipate a bit once the tin has been allowed to air. Given the cut, the mixture packs well and takes to the flame with ease, immediately revealing the same subtle vanilla-like note present in the tin nose. This note dogs the bowl from beginning to end. While reminiscent of Deer tongue, this mysterious note is a bit darker and earthier than one would expect from the use of that particular herb in other blends (light aromatics, all), either in cut form or as an essence applied as a wet topping. While this reviewer cannot put his finger on it exactly, it ruins what might otherwise be a pleasant medium English. This aside, the mixture offers a reasonable balance of pungent, slightly spicy, Oriental notes, rounded sweet Virginias, and a subdued Latakia smokiness. On the thin side of medium bodied, the finish is a bit astringent.

Overall, Seattle Evening is best passed by for the myriad of other mixtures of the same type which do not possess so many problems.

5 people found this review helpful.

jallman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jallman (1)
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

I like Latakia and forthright English blends. I also have an immense amount of respect for the Seattle Pipe Club and will gladly shout out Hosannahs for their Plum Pudding. But, Seattle Evening? Nah. My sample was a "Meh." It was lighter than light - too thin on the Lat and top heavy on the Orientals - nowhere near the "perfect" English smoke suggested. It'll be fine for many smokers,but not for me.

Pipe Used: Luciano Dublin

Age When Smoked: 57

Purchased From: Sample

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1241)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

The Virginia is a little citrusy and grassy. The Cyprian latakia is smoky, woody sweet and is almost a secondary player as it tastes a little toned down. The Orientals are woody and somewhat sweet with a hint of sour and spice in a supporting role. Well balanced, though not complex. Burns well, cool and even, requiring few relights. It's mild on the nicotine. An all, rather plain English that lacks richness and punch, and is mostly an entry level blend.

3 people found this review helpful.

Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (751)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I've tried all 3 Seattle Pipe Club blends and this is my second favorite of the bunch. The cut is a short ribbon of mostly dark tobacco and smells quite nice in the tin. I find the flavor similar to two of my favorite blends, Smokers' Haven "Our Best Blend" and GL Pease's "Odyssey". The blend is VA forward with the Latakia next and then the Orientals, in my mind a classic medium English and one to stock up on. 8 of 10 stars.

3 people found this review helpful.

beaupipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
beaupipe (102)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Kudos to Seattle Pipe Club and to McLelland for the (hopefully infectious) spirit of sharing in evidence with this new line of tobacco.

Seattle Evening is the first of the batch I've dipped into and it's a thoroughly enjoyable example of a mild English which is lifted by the high quality of the sweet Virginias. It's a pretty subtle smoke and it probably won't win any immediate fans from those who need a WOW factor at first light. Like most Virginia-dominated blends, the pleasure grows as the ash thickens and the sweetness of the leaf develops. The blend has excellent balance, packs great and smokes cool.

Ultimately, however, I find that this has all the qualities of a good middle manager in an age of corporate belt-tightening--fine, nice to have on hand, unnecessary, deserving of a nice letter of reference.

2 people found this review helpful.

Taste Buds Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Taste Buds (155)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I don't understand the concept of taking what appears to be an excellent light English mixture ( ingredients) and adding a casing that ruins the whole experience. Like Lane's 125th Anniversary blend, here is another example. Whether it's trying to appeal to aromatic smokers or just to be different, it makes no sense to me. This blend is a complete waste of time and money.

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

BDAqua Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BDAqua (1)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

I guess I'll have to give this on a try after reading the reviews. :)

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